Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Get “Historical” the Indian Way

Posted on September 5, 2011 | Historic DestinationNo Comment


So you do know that the land of spices, and traditions and cultures – India is also the land of history and historical wonders. Indian holidays are a major attraction for those who are adventure lovers and those who really have an  interest to explore places. Thus such Indian holidays make one realize that history is not only dates and events but also a feeling that comes from going to such places.

While in India, the top historical places which you must visit are many but you certainly could start with the following :

Bodhgaya

A spiritual paradise it is the hub of Buddhism and has attracted millions of devotes across the world. This place situated outside the Niranjana is a holy site for the Buddhist and the holiest amongst the centers of pilgrimage in the world. History is proof to how Lord Buddha got enlightenment here under the Bodhi tree. There is an offshoot of the real tree here and the tourists get enthralled by the tale behind the place. The temple Mahabodh is also a must see spot for people who come here and it introduces the people who come here to a tale of religion and history combined. The Buddhist policy of peace grows into the people who visit Bodhgaya.

Mahabodhi Temple Bodhi tree

India Gate

This popular and major attraction for the tourists makes Indian holidays worth it for those visiting the country for the first time. This monument is also known by the name of India War Memorial. Located at Rajpath in the city of New Delhi, it was actually built in honor of those who gave their lives for the freedom of the world during the time of the First World War. This memorial also commemorates the soldiers who died during the 1919 Afghanistan War. Mostly built of sandstone, and around 42 m high, this was built by the Duke of Connaught in the year 1921. Later the Viceroy Lord Irwin made it official in the year 1931. This  is a favourite of all the tourists and is also a much favored picnic area. During the summer months you would find a lot of people having fun here and also in silent approval of the martyrs they move on with life.

India Gate

Konark Sun Temple

In the State of Orissa lies this medieval wonder that was built by King Narasimhadev I in the year 1238 – 1264. It has been built honoring the Sun God. The main attraction is the way it represents the chariot of the Sun God.

Konark Sun Temple

Khimsar Fort

Rao Karamsiji built this fort in the year 1523 AD and no one should miss this place. Set against the background of the desert dunes in the state of Rajasthan, it resembles a palace more and the fort has been treasured for so many years and its turrets and ramparts are reminiscent of a distinct historical past. This is a good hotel and the best place for relaxation in this part of India.

Khimsar Fort

Indian holidays are fun and if they are in a historical place it is even more interesting.

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